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Disney Parks After Dark: The Sun Sets on the Hollywood Tower Hotel

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Halloween is still a few days away, but guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios can experience a Halloween thrill 365 days a year at the Hollywood Tower Hotel.

That’s because the storyline of The Twilight Zone – Tower of Terror attraction is set on Halloween night – October 31, 1939, when five passengers mysteriously disappeared in the hotel’s elevator.

This attraction looks even eerier at night. Do you prefer to ride during the day or after the lights go down?


  • Is there anyways we could get the exposure of these after dark images for the fellow photographers out there?

  • Great images and I love the Tower at night…it just adds that extra atmosphere to the experience! So creep cool.

  • Just curious,

    Is there a way you can make these picture available for desktop wall paper? They are fantastic images, just too small for my computer screen.


  • I was fortunate enough to ride right at park closing on a cold winter night last year. I was alone in the queue, alone in the library, alone in the boiler room, and alone in the elevator. Sooooo creepy but very cool. I highly recommend it if you have the opportunity.

  • I like riding it during the day so you get the view of the parks. It’s a quick view but you still get one!

  • I was at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this summer, watching the Frozen Fireworks from Sunset Boulevard. The weather was extremely humid that evening—as most Orlando summer evenings are—and the smog from the fireworks was very thick, and it created an eerie, cloudy look around the Hollywood Tower Hotel. So the humidity worked to our advantage because it gave the ride an entirely new feel that isn’t always able to be experienced.

    It’s also really cool to ride the Tower of Terror when it’s raining! That speaks for itself.

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